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Career Edge Organization presents Gen Y study at the CACEE National Conference

By June 9, 2011August 6th, 2019Uncategorized

From August 30 to September 30, 2010 Career Edge Organization conducted an anonymous online survey among 1,118 young Canadians ages 18-29. The idea was to build on insights from our Gen Y: Part I Survey but this time offer employers a closer look at the career aspirations and expectations of “Generation Y” (ages 18-29), particularly with respect to workplace culture and work environment.

Like its predecessor, our second Gen Y Survey was a hit. The surprising results were published in over a dozen major publications across Canada including the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Montreal Gazette, the Calgary Herald, the Vancouver Sun, the Edmonton Journal and the Canadian HR Reporter, to name a few. Companies such as TD Waterhouse also added this information to their HR sites as reference. Here are some of the articles:
Study: What twentysomethings want from their job–study-what-twentysomethings-want-from-their-jobs
Gen-Y employees want traditional environment, compensation: Survey
Gen Y, more traditional than previously thought

Recently, our VP Donna Smith and our Director of Marketing & Communications, Janice Rudkowski, presented the findings to an engaged and enthusiastic audience of employers and career educators at  this year’s CACEE  National Conference.

The annual event brings together between 250-350 human resources and career services professionals representing academic institutions and employers across Canada.

Next week we will be posting some tidbits from our survey, starting with a coveted list of the Top 10 Employers as selected by Gen Y respondents. So, stay tuned!